NEW YEAR’S AROUND THE WORLD, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Trafalgar Branch. Learn about the celebrations of the Chinese, Thai and Jewish people. Register at pageafterpage.org.
HAPPY NOON YEAR, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 29, Franklin Branch and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30, Clark-Pleasant Branch. Ring in the New Year at noon.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY, 6 p.m. Dec. 31, Greenwood VFW Post No. 5864, 333 S. Washington St. $25. Ticket includes music, food, champagne for a toast, and favors. If interested in the music only, the price is $10 to cover the cost of “The Luke-Carol Project Band.” The theme of this year’s event is Mardi Gras. The meal includes New York strip steak, baked potato, green beans, corn, salad, roll, butter and dessert. Biscuits and gravy are served at the end of the night.
Arts & crafts
ARTIST SHOW, Generation Art and Frame, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1780 Northwood Plaza, Franklin. Work from around a dozen local artists represented in the gallery. This will include both professional painters and new undiscovered talent. The works will hang through the end of the year and be available for purchase.
DIY: MOVIE TICKET MEMENTO BOX, 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. All supplies will be provided to make a wall hanging to collect all of past and future tickets. Space is limited, registration is required.
DIY:WINE TOTE BAG, 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Use fabric markers, paint, stencils, and more to make a one of a kind bag. All supplies provided. Space is limited, registration required.
FRANKLIN CHIPMATES WOODCARVING CLUB, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., beginners and experienced craftspeople welcome, 317-736-1582
NIMBLE THIMBLES QUILT CLUB, first Friday of the month, 9 to 11:30 a.m. work session, 12:30 p.m. meeting, Johnson County Purdue Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, 317-736-4547
ADULT BEGINNER PAINTING CLASSES, 10 a.m. Saturdays, The Studios, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $25, must call to register, 317-474-4889
ART CLASSES, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Southland Community Church, 5800 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, free art classes with local artist, Edward Patterson. Southland is creating a series of 12 large paintings depicting various Bible scenes; each piece will be 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide and will teach students oil-on-canvas painting; information: 317-627-5872 or 317-883-8988
FIBER ARTS GUILD, 6 to 9 p.m. second Wednesdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, bring a project, discussions about spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking and felting, starstruckcatstudio.com
RUG HOOKERS, 6 to 8 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, bring a current traditional rug hooking project, join other rug hookers, starstruckcatstudio.com
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7 to 9 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., meetings feature experienced quilters sharing their knowledge; group hosts workshops, sewing days to learn new skills, annual quilt challenges, bees, an annual auction and parties, new members welcome, Jo Ann Gates, 317-966-0933
OPEN STUDIO AT STARSTRUCK CAT STUDIO, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, adults only, bring current knitting, crochet, rug hooking, weaving project, enjoy coffee, conversation, 317-889-9665, starstruckcatstudio.com
WOODCARVERS, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., join other seniors, 317-882-4810
BEGINNING CROCHET CLASS, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, $50, fee includes six hours of instruction, patterns, two skeins of yarn, crochet hook, students need tapestry needle, scissors, split ring or locking stitch marker, registration, 317-889-9665, starstruckcatstudio.com
Books and Literary events
GREAT CHARACTER ACTORS OF INDIANA, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Learn about character actors from the Hoosier state. Local journalist and historian Dan O’Brien will take you down memory lane during his presentation on Hoosiers who made it to the big screen.
SHERLOCK NIGHT, 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Figure out clues for an escape room, try your hand at some logic puzzles, and enjoy watching the movie Sherlock Holmes. Ages 18 and over please for this interactive after-hours event.
BOOK CHAT, books and brews, 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Brickhouse Coffee, 100 Byrd Way, Greenwood. Greenwood library librarians will fill you in on new titles added to the liberary’s collection and exciting selections that should be on your reading radar in 2018. Drink purchases covered by the library.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, location is a different pub or brewery in the area, free, patrons 21 and older only, pageafterpage.org
FRANKLIN PAGE-TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, pageafterpage.org
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., third Monday of the month, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday monthly, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, registration, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us/primetime.asp
CLARK PLEASANT ROCKIN’ READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, pagefterpage.org, 317-535-6206
WELL RED BOOK CLUB, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Vino Villa, free, discussion of wide variety of books; patrons 21 and older only, 317-885-5036, greenwoodlibrary.us.
I HEART YA BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of young adult books, for teens and adults, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
FOURTH WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB, 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Prince of Peace United Christian Church, 3050 Smokey Row Road, Bargersville, all are welcome, free, 317-535-7712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION, 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, pageafterpage.org
BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. third Thursday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
MILITARY READS, Franklin library, 401 State St., Are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend this book discussion. Books will be available at the reference desk; pageafterpage.org
TRAFALGAR NOVELS AND NOSH, 6 p.m., Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., call 317-878-9560 for more information.
EXCEL 1, The basics and beginning formulas, 1 p.m. Jan. 9, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Learn how to type in Excel cells, format spreadsheets, and use AutoSum. Students must be very proficient with the mouse and know how to use formatting (change font name, bold type, etc.) in Microsoft Word.
EXCEL 2, formulas and charts, 1 p.m. Jan. 16, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. We will build on the skills learned in Excel 1 by using more formulas, making charts, sorting, freezing/hiding panes, and more! Students must have taken Excel 1 or have equivalent knowledge before coming to class.
ADVANCED WORD, 1 p.m. Jan. 18, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Learn how to insert images from a variety of sources. We will make labels and format tables. Prerequisites: Basic Word or similar experience.
INTRO INTO GENEALOGY, 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Representatives from the Mary Bryan Chapter of D.A.R. will be providing a session on introductory genealogy research.
SELF DEFENSE CLASS, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Learn how to defend yourself from local martial arts expert and owner of Pilsung ATA Martial Arts, Rose Myers. Please be aware that this program will involve mature discussion about difficult topics such as bullying and sexual assault. Registration required. For grades 6 to 12.
EXCEL 3, linking, pivot tables, vlookup and macros, 1 p.m. Jan. 23, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St.This class builds on the knowledge of Excel 1 and 2 by linking spreadsheets, creating PivotTables, and utilizing vlookup. We’ll also tinker with macros. Students must have taken Excel 2 or have equivalent knowledge.
HOW TO CUT THE CABLE CORD, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Cable goers will be walked through options for replacing cable or satellite, discuss the cost of each option, and explain what you’ll be gaining and what you’ll be giving up with each option.
COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP, 6 p.m. Feb. 8, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Teens and adults are welcome to attend to learn about scholarships, loans, FAFSA.
JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE ONLINE COURSES, Patrons can access thousands of online courses in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, web design, business, marketing and more at no cost. The Lynda.com video library offers users a chance to grow skills in graphic design, computer programming, photography and video. Software includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Google Apps, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Visit pageafterpage.org/lynda to log in and create a Lynda.com account.
BALLROOM DANCING 101, 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Join a professional dance instructor from Arthur Murray Dance Centers who will teach dancing basics. Registration encouraged. For grades 6 to 12.
MODERN WESTERN SQUARE DANCING, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Rivers of Life Fellowship, 1962 Old Meridian St., Greenwood, $4 per lesson per person; first two lessons are free; those interested should email email@example.com, or call 317-881-4719 or 317-694-4711; greenwoodmerrymixers.com; facebook.com/greenwoodmerrymixers
BALLROOM DANCES, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Riolo Dance Studio, 502 N. Capitol Ave. (second floor), Indianapolis, $10 to $12, lesson at 7:30 p.m., open dancing 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., all skill levels and abilities welcome; no partner needed; refreshments available; riolodance.com
Fundraisers and Galas
HARLEM WIZARDS, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Whiteland Community High School, 300 E. Main St. Tickets range from $8 to $25.Fundraiser for the Clark-Pleasant Education Foundation.
HOLIDAY POINSETTI AND TRAIN DISPLAY, through to Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, special evening hours until 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. See the conservatory decked out in its holiday best with a display of poinsettias, model trains and villages, and thousands of twinkling lights. Fee $4 per person or $10 per family (2 adults max.). garfieldgardensconservatory.org
MASTER GARDENER CLASS, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 9 through March 27, $125 per person, which includes all class-related handouts and materials. Learn from horticulture and Purdue Extension experts about plants, soils, lawn care, weed control and plant problems. For registration information, contact Purdue Extension Johnson County at 317-736-3724.
GARDEN CELEBRATION, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5, Johnson County Fairgounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin. $2. Hosted by the Johnson County Garden Club and Purdue Master Gardeners. Event will include more than 40 flower, plant and garden art vendors along with guest speakers and a mobile garden classroom featuring environmental educator Greg Marlett.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB, 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Purdue Extension Johnson County office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, new members welcome, 317-346-7316
CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St., Indianapolis; 317-881-2353
TRAFALGAR COUNTRY GARDENERS, last Thursday of each month, 317-736-9167
CONSERVATORY TOURS, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, $1, garfieldgardensconservatory.org
Health and fitness, support
MONDAY MILERS WALKING CLUB, 8:30 a.m. every other Monday, Johnson County Park, 2949 E. North St., Edinburgh (north of Camp Atterbury) for directions, visit jcpark.org, walk at least one mile long and up to one hour, rain or shine, meet at the park office, free, club to promote fitness and friendship. Open to all ages. No pets. For more information, call 812-526-6809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOGA BASICS LEVEL 1, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 317-374-6795, email@example.com
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, Mount Pleasant Church Community Life Center, 381 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, “The Climb” exercise program is sponsored by Indiana Parkinson Foundation uses different forms to exercise and physical therapy to improve the daily lives of people with Parkinson’s. Contact Wellness Coordinator Penny Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-881-6778 ext. 238. A Caregiver Support Group is held the second Saturday of the month during class.
“INSANITY” WORKOUT CLASS, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way, four-class session fee: $16 for members, $20 for residents, $24 for nonresidents, high-intensity cardio workout, drop in fee: $7, 317-881-8527
F.I.T. FORCE 3 – DANCE FITNESS, 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Gear, 230 Commerce Drive, Franklin, $5 suggested donation, dance fitness classes, encouraging women to find Freedom In Truth for their mind, body and spirit, fitforce3.com, email@example.com
BEGINNER YOGA CLASSES, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franciscan Education & Fitness Center, 421 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, (between Sam’s Club and Walmart) $10 per class or $50 monthly unlimited, JoAnn Turner, 317-528-7719
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETINGS, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove, 317-803-9086
AQUATOTS, Franklin Parks and Recreation program, dates and times vary; parent/toddler swim class, class is designed for children 9 months through 3 years old; complete information: 317-736-3689; franklinparks.org
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, now booking private and groups of 5 or more, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 317-374-6795, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAI CHI CLASS, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church basement, 201 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, free, 317-736-6753
CHRISTIAN YOGA, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Mount Pleasant Christian Church Community Life Center, 407 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, $3, 317-881-6727
MEDITATION HIKES, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, free, meet at Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, facilitated by Global Peace Initiatives, hikes occur regardless of the weather, globalpeaceinitiatives.net
PRENATAL YOGA, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Evolutions@Yoga, 2801 Fairview Place, Suite 1, Greenwood, check website for fee information, evolutionsyoga.com, Terrie Purdy, 317-881-9642
INDIANAPOLIS HIKING CLUB, Greenwood Park mall hike, 8 a.m. Saturdays in December and January, 1251 U.S. 31 North, Sign in at the food court for this self guided hike. Take as many one- mile laps as you want.
HISTORY ROUNDTABLE, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Focuses on the Progressive Era. Discuss a new topic each month and come ready ready to summarize a non-fiction book, a documentary or a podcast relating to the main topic.
HISTORY ROUNDTABLE, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Focuses on Chinese history.Discuss a new topic each month and come ready ready to summarize a non-fiction book, a documentary or a podcast relating to the main topic.
DESTINATION INDIANA, Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis; facilitated, interactive exhibits that use digital technology, touch screens and immersive displays of historic images and documents to explore and understand the story of Indiana using photographs and other archival materials such as broadsides, manuscripts, maps, printed items and sheet music. Destination Indiana features eight “drive yourself” time-travel stations that can each hold as many as six guests. The space also includes a large-group experience that offers access to nine journeys on its 22.5-foot by 7.5-foot screen, which features twice the resolution of a 1080i high-definition television set. Each station includes at least one journey for each of Indiana’s 92 counties, as well as “Indiana Stories” on subject matters such as African-American Hoosiers, the Civil War, the Ohio River, mapping the state, social justice and reform, rail transportation, agriculture and more are also explored.
HOMESCHOOL PARENT MEETING, 10 a.m. Jan. 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. All homeschool parents with their children and teens are invited to discuss what’s going on in the library, what to expect for the upcoming year, and help with future planning. Breakfast goodies, coffee and juice, and cartoons for the youngsters. Registration encouraged.
HOMESCHOOL VALENTINE’S PARTY, noon Feb. 14, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Games, activities, and a movie playing. Registration encouraged.
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS CHORAL INSTRUCTION, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays year-round, East 10th St. United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis; activity for boys and girls age 10 to 18 who like to sing and learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony; ongoing registration; reading music not required; contact: 317-407-4564; email@example.com; ciybc.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, children 3 to 5 and an adult, stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, playtime, sharing time for adults, 317-275-4510
WONDERFUL ONES STORY TIME, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
STORY TIMES TO GO, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 2 to 4, pageafterpage.org
TERRIFIC TWOS STORY TIME, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
CRAFTY KIDS CLUB, 4 to 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, crafts, 317-878-9560, pageafterpage.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Public Library, 301 S. Meridian St., preschoolers 3 to 5-year-olds, greenwoodlibrary.us.
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Evolutions @ Yoga, 2801 Fairview Place, Suite 1, Greenwood, $5, Terrie Purdy, 317-881-9642
WEE WEDNESDAYS, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, $5 public, $3 IMA members, Star Studio classroom, for children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers, pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts and hands-on art activities, to register call 317-923-1331, ext. 213
WE-FIT WEDNESDAY SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Franklin Christian Fellowship Church, 2800 N. Graham Road, Franklin, free, for special needs children, families, have fun, network, sing, do crafts, share about Jesus, Patty Kinney, 317-850-3864, firstname.lastname@example.org, franklincf.com
STORY TIME AT STARBUCKS, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Starbucks, 2279 N. Morton St., Franklin, free, ages 3 to 6, must be accompanied by an adult.Contact for reservations Mary Beth Spitz, 317-560-5017, email@example.com
PAWS AND READ 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Read with a our dog volunteers from Paws & Think. Please call 317-885-5035 to register for a reading time.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. and 1:30 pm. Thursdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, ages 3 to 5, registration, 317-535-6206, pageafterpage.org
STORY TIMES TO GO, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 2 to 4, pageafterpage.org
HOME-SCHOOL CLUB, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, read, art, writing, firstname.lastname@example.org, pageafterpage.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 3 to 5, registration, 317-535-6206, pageafterpage.org
BABY STORY TIME, 2 p.m. Thursdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, babies up to 23 months and an adult, active program with stories, songs, fun to develop a love of books, 317-275-4510
Movies & Theater
“GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 6, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and 13, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY,” interactive movie, noon Jan. 13, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. Patrons will get a goodie bag and instructions. Movie will be watched in a new way. Registration required. For students in grades 6 to 12.
“HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE,” family movie night, 5 p.m. Feb. 15, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. Free. Events also include a craft and puppet theater.
“SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“PRETTY IN PINK,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 10, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“ANATOMY OF A MURDER,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“THE NEVERENDING STORY,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. March. 23 and 24, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“ALL ABOUT EVE,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“NAPOLEON DYNAMITE,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
CARTOONS FOR CANS, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 21, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin. Admission is a canned good item.
“CADDYSHACK,” 7:30 p.m. April 21, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“THE IRON GIANT,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
BEYOND SPACESHIP EARTH, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., immersive exhibit tells dynamic story of space exploration from NASA’s Project Mercury program, which sent the first Americans into space, to the International Space Station. Families can see astronaut artifacts, learn space-travel history and immerse themselves in the life of an astronaut. International Space Station Exhibit: Discover how astronauts perform scientific experiments in space; View real video of an astronaut’s day-to-day life in space; Try on space gear, and try out interactive space-task activities. Indiana Astronaut Wall of Fame: Learn about the Hoosiers who’ve made astronomical impact; View space artifacts and images from the Purdue University Archives; Explore the database of Indiana astronauts. Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater: See the Liberty Bell 7, the capsule behind America’s second manned space flight; Experience Gus Grissom’s story in the a dynamic sound and light show Flight of the Liberty Bell 7; admission and complete information: childrensmuseum.org
EARLY STAGE: ALZHEIMER’S TOURS, 2 to 4 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, meet on Floor 2 at top of escalator, free, registration required through the Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900, new program at the IMA, launched in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indianapolis Chapter, designed for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients and provides an opportunity for patients to participate in a facilitated conversation of artworks in the IMA collection with their caregiver, family and friends, ima.org
THE POWER OF CHILDREN: MAKING A DIFFERENCE, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, exhibit about children who’ve made a difference in the world, exhibit includes Anne Frank and Ryan White, complete hours and admission information: childrensmuseum.org.
GUIDED DOCENT TOURS, booked during museum hours, Monday through Sunday, Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis included with museum admission, 10 or more visitors needed to participate, in-depth experience of selected museum exhibitions and themes, conducted by registration only and must be booked at least two weeks in advance, tour lengths are 30 minutes to one hour depending on group preference, call 317-234-1728 for details
INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART PERMANENT EXHIBIT TOURS, 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, ASL interpreted tours occur each month at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. the third Sunday “Ask Me!” Roaming docents are available in the galleries from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays to answer questions and share information. Tours meet at the top of the escalator, on Floor 2. Assistive listening devices are available by request. For a schedule of upcoming public tour topics, visit the website, free, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis; imamuseum.org/programs/tours
MEDITATION HIKES, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, free, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000, Michigan Road, Indianapolis, meet at the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, hikes facilitated by Global Peace Initiatives, hikes occur on museum grounds regardless of weather, globalpeaceinitiatives.net
ART-MAKING ACTIVITIES, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Star Studio Classroom, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, free drop-in visitor art making available; work with a teaching artist and make your own piece of art inspired by the exhibitions and ideas on display at the museum, projects designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and levels of experience
CHORDLIGHTERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, men who like to sing and who are interested in the group should come to a rehearsal, call 317-882-5187 or visit chordlighters.org/ for more information.
NONIMPACT AEROBICS, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
NUTRITIONAL SENIOR MEALS, 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, Nineveh Senior Center, Schoolhouse Road and Rodeo Drive, Johnson County Park, $4.60, call two days in advance to order meal, Rose McTarsney, 317-346-0173
DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
JOYFUL NOISE SINGERS, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., Do you like to sing? Join the Joyful Noise singers for oldies, classics, hymns, and more. Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
LINE DANCING, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., call 317-736-3696 for further information.
HEARING AID CLEANING AND BATTERIES, 11 a.m. to noon, second Monday of each month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St. Must be a member.
HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING (HEAL) CLASS, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month, the Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., goal of this group is to share healthy recipes, healthy eating tips, and learn to prepare these dishes. Meetings are for anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to share their joy with others and learn new ways to cook and eat healthy. Call 317-882-4810 for more information. The cost of this class is $2 per session. Must be a member.
COMPUTER CLASSES, 10 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., free, sign up at 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
BINGO, 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Franklin Active Adult Center at 160 E. Adams St., pay 50 cents per card and try for regular, special, or cover-all wins, call 317-736-3696 for further information.
EXERCISE CLASSES, 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday — Exercise Circle; 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday — Tai Chi; 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday — chair yoga, Franklin Active Adult Center, 150 E. Adams St., call 317-736-3696 for further information.
BODY BALANCE AND STRENGTH EXERCISE, 9 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., taught by personal trainer, $5, tips to gain control of your health, registration required, 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY: HOT MEALS, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Church of Christ, 3600 U.S. 31 North, free, different hot meals every week, Patty Rash, 317-560-1847, 317-535-5200, ext. 1, franklinchurch.org
Wii BOWLING, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
EUCHRE, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $2, 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
BUILDING BETTER BONES EXERCISES, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
ROCK STEADY BOXING, Tuesdays 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays noon to 1:30 pm., 2 to 3:30 pm.; Fridays 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality of life, sense of efficiency and self-worth. To set up an assessment to see whether you should join the program, call The Social at 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
10-MINUTE CHAIR MASSAGE, noon to 2 p.m. by appointment second Tuesday of each month, free, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
CARD GAMES, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., bid euchre on Tuesday, euchre on Thursday or pinochle on Friday. Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
BARGERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 14 W. Old South St. Bargersville, meal, guitar-picking and singing and karaoke. Information: 317-797-5527
MAH-JONGG, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1. Must be a member.
MOVIE MATINEE, last Wednesday of each month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810.
ZUMBA, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, $5, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., 317-878-4424
BINGO, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, $4 at The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
BUNKA EMBROIDERY, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of the month, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St. Must be a member.
EUCHRE, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., $3, 317-878-4424.
COMMUNITY BINGO, 2 p.m. last Friday of the month, Hickory Creek of Franklin, 580 Lemley St., Franklin, musical entertainment, refreshments, bingo starts about 2:30 p.m., free, must RSVP two weeks in advance, 317-736-8214
MEXICAN TRAIN, 11 a.m. first and third Fridays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., play Mexican Train (dominoes). This easy to learn game is fun for everyone! Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
FOLK DANCING, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, $4, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St. Must be a member.
CONTRACT BRIDGE, 1 p.m. Thursdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810. Must be a member.
FREE FITNESS EQUIPMENT INSTRUCTION, 12:45 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., Greenwood Meadows representative will do fitness equipment instruction, sign-up in advance is required, thesocialofgreenwood.org. Must be a member.
SENIOR STRETCH ’N’ FLEX, 11:15 a.m. to noon, every Tuesday and the second and third Thursday in the Activity Room, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., exercise class involves sitting and using stretching bands to perform stretches, $3, thesocialofgreenwood.org. Must be a member.
NIA, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, $5, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk Street, Greenwood, expressive body, mind, movement and lifestyle practice that promotes fitness and health, offers both traditional and nontraditional benefits including cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, balance, endurance and relaxation, thesocialofgreenwood.org. Must be a member.
TRAFALGAR SENIOR CITIZENS, meetings at 11:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month at the Sycamore Bible Church, 699 E. Park St. Bring a lunch and two or three covered prizes for bingo; 317-878-5475. Must be a member.
NINEVEH SENIOR CENTER, 3208 Rodeo Drive, Johnson County Park, next to the horse park, for those 50 and older; weekly activities: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: euchre, cost is $1, dominoes, free; ping-pong after cards; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, bid euchre, cost is $1; 9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Shanghai cards; 10 a.m. Mondays: ping-pong; second Friday of the month: pitch-in lunch at noon followed by business meeting. Info: Jon Myers 812-343-4229
CENTRAL INDIANA COUNCIL ON AGING NEIGHBORHOOD MEALS, 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Crestwood Village South, 8811 Madison Ave., Building 6, Indianapolis, suggested donation $2, hot, nutritious meals for adults 60 and older, call for reservation 24 hours in advance, 317-888-7973, cicoa.org
Social groups and clubs
HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY PET FOOD PANTRY, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., first Monday of the month at the pet center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, hsjc.org, 317-535-6626
JOHNSON COUNTY EMT ASSOCIATION TRAINING SESSIONS, 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, Johnson County Emergency Operations Center, behind jail facility; sessions for anyone interested in emergency medicine or for EMTs who need in-service training hours to maintain their certification; information, Roger Gifford 317-422-5703 or Pat McDaniel 317-881-8872.
BINGO, warm-ups start at 6:30 p.m., games at 7 p.m. Mondays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, minimum package $10, 317-881-9668
VINEYARD TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 7 p.m. Mondays, Perry Township Trustee Office, 4925 Shelby St., Indianapolis; new members welcome any time; website: 1109991.toastmastersclubs.org; contact Edward Barrett, 317-888-5176, email@example.com
FRANKLIN LIONS CLUB, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, meetings are held in the second-floor meeting room on the east side of the building, for more information, contact Lion Paul Cote at 317-736-4707.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM, sign up 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, buy-in, $40 and includes dinner, 317-881-9668
AVA MARIA GUILD OF ST. PAUL HERMITAGE, 12:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, except for April, June and December when the meetings start at noon. No meetings in January and February, St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, free, Linda Augenstein, 317-885-5098, firstname.lastname@example.org
GREATER GREENWOOD LIONS CLUB, 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet, 7 p.m. meeting, meets second and fourth Tuesdays at Golden Corral, 160 Marlin Drive, Greenwood
TRIVIA SHOW, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crowbar Restaurant Lounge, 209 S. State Road 135, Trafalgar, all are welcome to participate or watch the game.
BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Greenwood VFW, 333 S. Washington St., $17 to $21, doors open 5:30 p.m., warm-up games 6:30 p.m., sandwich menu available until 8:30 p.m., smoke-free, 317-888-2488
THE SOCIAL OF GREENWOOD DAY TRIP, every third Wednesday of the month, for information, thesocialofgreenwood.org, 317-882-4810
SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CORVETTE CLUB, recruiting new members. You don’t have to own a Corvette to join, you just have to be a Corvette enthusiast. The group raises money for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Hubler Chevrolet on U.S. 31. Information: scincc.com
HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY WEEKLY ADOPTION, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Humane Society Johnson County Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, cost depends on pet, hsjc.org, 317-535-6626, about 20 new animals each week, if interested in specific pet, contact humane society in advance
PETS ALIVE SPAY AND NEUTER TRANSPORT, first Thursday of the month at Humane Society Johnson County Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, 7:15 to 8 a.m. drop-off; next day return transport, noon to 12:30 p.m. Information: hsjc.org, 317-535-6626
AMERICAN LEGION WEEKLY TREASURE HUNT, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Franklin Post 205, 1200 Park Ave.; post, is open daily at 2 p.m. and at noon on Saturday. Public is welcome. Call 317-738-9934; Registration required.
DOLLAR BEER FRIDAYS, noon to close Fridays, American Legion Greenwood Post 252, 334 S. U.S. 31, Greenwood, 317-881-1752
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB monthly meetings 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, Johnson County REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin. Meetings are open to the public for anyone interested in amateur radio. Volunteer Examiner testing starts at about 930 a.m. More information on Facebook at facebook.com/MidStateARC/; or midstatehams.org OR contact us at PIO@midstatehams.org
GREATER GREENWOOD TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 6:45 a.m. Fridays, Community Hospital South Education Center, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis, public is invited, improve your public speaking skills and meet new people, information: SFuller1@me.com
GREENWOOD VFW LADIES EUCHRE, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St., $5, friendly game, helps ladies raise money for special projects they support, 317-888-2488
WOODCARVING, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
POP CULTURE TRIVIA NIGHT, 6 p.m. Jan. 16, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Trivia based on books and movies.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, 5 p.m. Jan. 26, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Play and learn the table top-rile playing game. Pizza will be provided. Registration and permission slip required. Visit TeenHQ to register. For grades 6 to 12.
HATTER’S BALL, 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Tim Burton-themed Murder Mystery event for teens. Be sure to stop by the library to pick up your character packet and a permission slip. Registration is required. Costumes are encouraged.
THE COURT, 3:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; $5 cover charge on weekends, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, safe, clean environment for teens offering Wi-Fi, jukebox, concessions, a dance floor, arcades and a DJ on the weekends, 765-341-0568
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, East 10th Street United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, free, ages 10 to 18, learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony, performance opportunities, ongoing registration, Janet Foster, 317-407-4564, email@example.com, ciybc.org
DANCING WITH A PURPOSE, 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Freedom Center, 6240 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, free, teens meet in the cafeteria for pizza, drinks, ministry to provide a fun and safe environment, talk, dance, pray, small groups, listen to inspirational speakers and leaders, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine and food
BEAN SUPPER, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Providence Christian Church, 4080 W. County Road 100N., Bargersville. Concert by “Reconciled” will start at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken to support Johnson County Senior Services.
CARRIE CLAYBURN MEMORIAL DINNER, Feb. 9, Indian Creek High School, 803 Indian Meadows Drive, Trafalgar. Free. Goodwill offering will go toward a scholarship in Clayburn’s name.
AMERICAN LEGION BISCUITS AND GRAVY BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month, Franklin American Legion Post 205, 1200 Park Ave. All you can eat for $3. Open to the public. 317-738-9934 Dave Rook – Russ Wilkerson
FFA PORK CHOP DINNERS, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month, FFA Leadership Center, 6595 S. 125 W, Trafalgar, entrée, three sides, dessert and drinks for $15. Reservations should be made with Chris Nix at 317-878-4570 and are accepted until 4 p.m. each third Tuesday.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. last Saturday of each month, Greenwood Masonic Lodge 514, 592 N. Meridian St., $7, 317-437-5428
MONTHLY BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Whiteland Masonic Lodge, 39 S. Front St., $6, all-you-can-eat which includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits with gravy, and pancakes plus juice, milk, and coffee. Everyone welcome to come and meet your friends and enjoy good food.
SHEPHERD’S TABLE FREE LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 524 N. Madison Ave., free, 317-881-1653
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 to 10 a.m. third Saturday of every month, First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 W. Main St., free, firstbaptistgreenwood.org
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. Free.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Morton St., Franklin.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Thursdays, Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Fridays, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive. No meal Dec. 29.